Auction 121, Lot 716

"De Heylige En Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem…", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1657 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm

This detailed bird's-eye plan was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth century. While it is an imaginary plan, it provides great detail of the city walls and streets, with 36 principal sites numbered and keyed to a table in a scroll at left, which is held aloft by an eagle. Solomon's Temple is at upper center and Herod's Palace is located at the far left. The scenes in the foreground include the Crucifixion at left and Salomon's anointment at right.

References: Laor #1155; Poortman & Augusteijn #121.

Condition: B+

Lovely impression and color with a couple of short tears in the bottom margin, well away from the map. Professional reinforcement of centerfold on verso and invisibly repaired tear in map at lower center.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/26/2007